Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina. Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale. Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic. A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. Imaginative story of U. Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang. Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens. The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1.
A good space book can feed a kid's obsession or inspire a new interest in You can see our ongoing Space Books coverage here. Age range: . In "Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery," authors Margaret A. Editorial Reviews. From the Author. If The Marann left you wanting more, try Daughters of Book 1 of 3 in Tales of Tolari Space (3 Book Series).
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1. Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world. Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing. Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
The Islands at the End of the World. Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller. Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles. Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation. Exciting, smart, cool version of comic book superhero teen. Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan. My Name Is Not Easy. Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the s. By Debby Dahl Edwardson. Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story. Intriguing, history-minded mystery with a modern twist. By Marilyn Nelson, Tonya C. Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans. Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed. The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1.
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero. By Daniel Jose Older. Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self. Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
Tiger's Curse, Book 1. Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure. Under a Painted Sky. Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western. Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel. All the Right Stuff. Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen. By Walter Dean Myers. First graphic novel to win major child lit awards. Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.
The Chaos of Stars. Romantic fantasy with Egyptian gods a fun mom-daughter read. Uplifting memoir of teen Olympic medalist, ex-foster kid. By Simone Biles, Michelle Burford. Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest. Muslim teen grows up, sees prejudice Down Under. The House on Mango Street. A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story. I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Girl uses Korean TV dramas as guide in charming romance. Romantic page-turner has stellar heroine of color.
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder. The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1.
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school. Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy.
Powerful, insightful tale of self-awareness, power of art. Exhilarating but bloody tale starts off time travel series.
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest. Muslim teen grows up, sees prejudice Down Under. Jake the Fake Keeps It Real: What's on your mind? We are constantly reading new and classic space books to find our favorite takes on the universe. The Mortal Instruments Slipcase and S Shades of London, Book 1.
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think. The Smell of Other People's Houses. Poignant coming-of-age tale about four Alaskan teens. Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read. When Dimple Met Rishi. Opposites begin to attract in sweet arranged-union tale. Written in the Stars. Compelling tale of Pakistani-American forced into marriage.
You Look Different in Real Life. Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu. Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship. Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of ' Refreshing urban read about the kids who stay out of gangs.
Infernal Devices, Book 1. Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence. Angsty tale of Chinese-American teen questioning his roots. Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller. Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens. He Said She Said. Mature jock-valedictorian romance has social media factor. Blast off on a space adventure with the most adorable space travelers in the cosmos: In "Mission Moon," the gang solves a global energy crisis by building a solar power plant on the moon.
Tori, the little girl from the moon and Mars books, is all grown up and leading the first manned mission to the king of the planets as its chief scientist. And little Max, who grew up listening to stories of his grandpa's galactic adventures, is going along for the ride. While he's a bigger scamp than his forebear was, his playful instincts ultimately stand the crew in good stead. Max, just like in the original edition of the book, is a good boy. The "big kid boxes," sidebars that present behind-the-scenes concepts that the story introduces, have been revised to accommodate findings from NASA's Juno mission in But the book overall is set to give kids of any age an appreciation of science and exploration.
Read more about "Max Goes to Jupiter" and get a sneak peek of its pages here. This astronaut's memoir tells a truly inspiring story of how one unsuspecting football player from a small town in rural Virginia wound up flying in the Space Shuttle Atlantis on missions to the International Space Station. Leland Melvin started his career playing professional football in the NFL, but when an injury prevented him from playing, he went to school to become an engineer.
It wasn't until a recruiter from NASA grabbed his arm at a career fair that Melvin realized he could be an astronaut. He has since retired from the astronaut corps and now he dedicates his time to helping young women and minorities get involved in STEAM science, technology, engineering, art and math so they can realize and live up to their full potential.
This young readers' version of Melvin's book is adapted to be a shorter and easier read than the adult book. It includes 16 pages of color photographs and three do-it-yourself experiments for kids to learn how to build small rockets and study the chemistry of candy. Sally Ride is celebrated as the first American woman to fly in space, and she made her mark later in life as a science writer and STEM popularizer before her death at 61 — but before that, she was a young tennis star and a college student aiming to be a professor.
This kids' photobiography, written by Ride's long-term partner Tam O'Shaughnessy, brings all those eras into vivid focus with extensive photographs and tidbits placed through an engaging narrative of her life. Aspiring astronauts and young space fans will enjoy the look into Ride's personality and growth as well as the space travel facts and figures, and for adults too this book offers a rare look at the famously private astronaut's life from someone who knew her better than anyone.
Kids can hop aboard the first expedition to Mars in this new book by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, written with author, physicist and former NASA flight controller Marianne Dyson. Aldrin's tale about a trip on the "Aldrin Cycler" spaceship to Mars covers the history of Mars exploration, the steps needed to get there and the process of building out from the first tentative toehold to a permanent colony on the planet. It's full of countless specific details — exactly what the first explorers will and won't need to bring along, the best and most entertaining modes of transportation once there and exactly why the first habitats will be round and bubble-like, to name a very few.
The book is also peppered with hands-on activities to demonstrate aspects of the journey and the planet's conditions. This book is not Aldrin's first proposing a mission to Mars, but this one is carefully calibrated to get young, curious children excited about the prospect. How many children's books can you honestly say have been to space?
Jeffrey Bennett's tale Get it? With illustrations by famed space artist Michael Carroll, "Max Goes to the Space Station" takes the titular pooch on a voyage to the station by way of NASA's Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center, with readers learning all sorts of fun facts about spaceships, the space station and life in weightlessness on the way. Max even helps the station crew through an emergency. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Terribly Tiny Tales - Vol.
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